This was a talk given by Cory Doctorow at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Libraries on Monday March 14, 2005.
Doctorow talked about Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the new Access to Knowledge movement underway to safeguard the rights of archivists, disabled people, and educators. This movement has been successful in helping to create a development agenda
at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
. For some background see "WIPO to convene meetings on development agenda"
is European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation
, a member-supported nonprofit group that works to uphold civil liberties values in technology law, policy and standards. He represents EFF's interests at various standards bodies and consortia, and at the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization. Doctorow is also a prolific writer who appears on the mastheads at Wired, Make and Popular Science Magazines, and whose science fiction novels have won the Campbell, Sunburst and Locus Awards and whose story "0wnz0red" and novel "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" were nominated for the Nebula Award. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing
. Born in Canada, he now lives in London, England.
Sponsored by the UCSD Libraries Digital Library Program
and UCSD Libraries Information Technology Department.
Lastly, Cory wishes to dedicate this work to the public domain.
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